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If chicks dig the longball, then it doesn’t get any better than the Home Run Derby.
They will want to tune in to ESPN on Monday night for the 2012 edition of the Home Run Derby, as Major League Baseball enters the All Star Break in Kansas City for the next couple of days.
Eight of the top long ball hitters from around the league, four from the NL and four from the AL, will compete for the title of the Home Run Derby Champion. New York Yankee Robinson Cano and L.A Dodger Matt Kemp were the two captains in a new format, each picking three members from their league to join them on the team.
Cano chose Toronto’s Jose Bautista, Detroit’s Prince Fielder and L.A Angels’ Mark Trumbo. On the other side of the diamond, Kemp selected St. Louis’ Carlos Beltran, Colorado’s Carlos gonzalez, and Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen.
Oddsmakers are jumping all over this Home Run Derby action, installing a number of betting lines, from the odds to win, to a variety of props and head-to-head stuff.
The team from the American League has been set as the favorite on 2012 Home Run Derby Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook, with oddsmakers setting the line at -190 that one of the players from the AL will win the Home Run Derby. The odds that a NL team member will win the Derby has been set at +155 on the payout.
It’s Bautista who has been set as the overall individual favorite, going off at 13/4 on the amount wagered. But Prince Fielder and Robinson Cano aren’t far behind at 17/4. In fact, the top-four favorite to win the Home Run Derby on Monday Night are the four members who make up the team from the American League. So it’s pretty obvious why they would be considered the favorites on the League odds.
But in addition to these odds, Bovada has taken it several steps further, installing a number of betting lines such as the most home runs in the opening round, and the fewest home runs in the opening round. Bautista is expected to get off to the fast start.
There are also odds for the longest home run in Round One, and who will have it.
Then we get into the head-to-head Home Run Derby lines, matching two players against each other in the opening round. The player to hit more home runs, will win the betting line.
Below, we have the full lot of the betting odds available at Bovada, so be sure to check them out and see all of the betting options available for you to take advantage of for the 2012 Home Run Derby.